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The Best Films to watch this Christmas

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From awe-inspiring Oscar contenders to fantastic family comedies, your local Cineworld is showing the best of the festive season this December and into 2018. Give the gift of cinema and snuggle up with loved ones to enjoy these magical movies in the new year. Happy Christmas!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A new Star Wars movie is a gift in itself, so excitement is mounting for the next in the series. Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker for an adventure with an all-star cast including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie and Adam Driver. May The Force be with you and yours this Christmas.

Out December 15th

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

This story inspired by the classic game is a hoot, with plenty of action and adventure to enjoy. A group of teenagers are magically sucked into a video game and become the avatars they’ve chosen – played by the hilarious Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Sure to be a family favourite.

Out December 20th

Ferdinand

Based on the beloved book The Story Of Ferdinand, this heartfelt animation tells the story of a giant bull who’s captured and taken to a new world for an epic adventure. The tale of a group of misfits working together, it stars John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez and Anthony Anderson, so you can be sure of plenty of laughs.

Out December 22nd

Pitch Perfect 3

The Bellas are back for a final outing, so don’t miss this chance to see Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and co. sing their hearts out – as well as get into all sorts of comical bother. Look out for a star turn from Orange Is The New Black actress Ruby Rose, who plays a singer in a rival band. Veteran comic actor John Lithgow will also make an appearance.

Out December 20th

Molly’s Game

The girls run the gambling show in this witty, nail-biting crime drama written and directed by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network). Based on a thrilling true story, it stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, a former Olympic skier who stumbles into the celeb-studded world of high-stakes poker, and decides to play the boys at their own game. Kevin Costner plays her dad and Idris Elba plays her lawyer. All in!

Out January 1st

The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman was born to play a ringmaster – and he’s the star of the show in this fascinating story of PT Barnam, who founded the famous Barnam & Bailey Circus. A glittering cast join in the fun, including Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson. And yes, there will be singing and dancing – the perfect festive treat!

Out December 26th

Darkest Hour

An Oscar-tipped Gary Oldman is unrecognisable in a stirring war film about Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Following the PM in the early days of WWII, it’s a stunning, stirring watch with terrific supporting turns from Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Ben Mendelsohn. If you enjoy quality historical dramas, this is a must-see.

Out January 12th

Three Billboards Outside Epping, Missouri

Frances McDormand is furious, foul-mouthed and ready to take on the local police in a darkly funny crime comedy from Martin McDonaugh (In Bruges). Sam Rockwell is hilarious as a dim-witted cop, while Woody Harrelson brings heart as the world-weary police chief striving to help McDormand’s grieving mother. A bittersweet beauty.

Out January 12th

The Disaster Artist

Even if you’ve never heard of the cult hit film The Room, you’ll be rolling in the aisles at this comedy-drama based on the story of its creation. Director James Franco also stars as Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric and enigmatic self-styled filmmaker who splashes his cash on a movie that would become known as the worst of all time. Seth Rogen co-stars: need we say more?

Out December 1st

Coco

Disney-Pixar have done it again with a family animation that’s as moving and uplifting as it is funny and charming. The story of a Mexican boy who dreams of being a singer, and ends up visiting the Land of the Dead, it features the voices of Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt. If you’re after a film that is guaranteed to keep everyone in the family happy, this is it.

Out January 19th

The Post

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in a clock-ticking political thriller from Steven Spielberg. Based on a true story, it tells the fascinating story of Washington Post publisher Kay Graham (Streep), who put her career and freedom on the line in her quest to expose a government cover-up about the Vietnam War. Did somebody say ‘Oscars’?

Out January 19th

Gift shopping? Cineworld has the ideal present for the film fan in your life.

Christmas Gift Box for Two: £25

Lightweight gift box containing: x2 Merry teasers (Malteaser Christmas treat), x2 adult 2D or 3D tickets, x2 regular drinks, x1 regular popcorn.

Unlimited Gift Box: £214.80

Premium gift box containing a leather wallet and gift card giving Unlimited Cinema for a year.

Gift Card: £5 – £250 (in cinema) or £10 – £100 (online)

Fun, movie themed gift .

NB: The Christmas Gift Box for Two covers entry to 2D and 3D screenings, and the Unlimited Gift Box covers entry to 2D screenings only. All other screening formats are an extra charge

To find out more, visit https://www.cineworld.com/gifts

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